GC United

Community wherever you are

Virtual study abroad provides hands-on learning for students


Dozens of Georgia College students take advantage of study abroad opportunities each summer. They usually learn, explore, conduct research, provide health care and engage in communities around the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed that for the summer of 2020. All in-country study abroads were cancelled or postponed until next year. The outside-the-box thinking of a Georgia College faculty member has allowed one study broad to continue in a creative form.

“We were originally supposed to be in Europe May 12- June 2,” said Dr. Joy Godin, associate professor of information systems. “I decided to try to rework the experience to have it take place online.”

Learn more about the virtual study abroad by visiting Frontpage.